Welcome to the
Environmental Protection & Sustainable development
EPSDS established on November 24, 2002 by the
declaration No. 1957 in Damascus, as
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) related to
Ministry of Social Affairs in Syria.
The Society’s Objectives:
1- Polarize those concerned with, and interested in
the field of environment protection, and prepare the
suitable conditions that enable their effective
participation in order to enhance the environment
and to play a vital role towards achieving a sound
environment and encouraging all initiatives aimed to
fulfil these objectives.
2- Define the problems of environmental pollution
and participate in seeking solutions for them
according to their priorities monitor a forms and
sources of pollution and approach the economic
activities in view of their decisive role in
influencing the environmental resources.
3- Seek to follow policies and apply the necessary
norms and measures to preserve and protect the
environment and control the causes of pollution.
4- Raise environmental awareness among all sectors
of the society in order to create an individual and
social commitment and a national public sense of
responsibility to interact with the environmental
issues, rationalize the use of environmental
resources and deal with them so as to safeguard the
rights of future generations.
5- Instill and develop the positive environmental
values and principles in the children, youth and
women so as to enable them to protect the
environment and help in laying down a strong base of
mindful human resources in support of the
6- Direct the environmental issues through the
social, economic, cultural and psychological
development so as to contribute positively to the
environment-related vital decisions that have an
impact on the individual and the society. Human
resources, in the society’s objectives, deserve the
best since future development requires innovative
methods in the days ahead.
7- Cooperate with the international and United
Nations organizations in addition to international
The Society’s Activities:
1- Organizing workshops with Ministry of Education.
2- Organizing symposia with Ministry of Information.
3- Publishing the environmental awareness among
schools, institutes and universities.
4- Participating in the workshops, symposia and
conferences of State Ministry of Environmental
5- Participating in the plantation campaigns in
cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture.
6- Organizing scientific lectures in the society.
7- Participating in the cleaning campaigns in
8- Supporting in using the renewable energies as
solar and wind energy.
9- Participating in the festivals of the
international, Arab and National environmental days
( International Forest day March 21, International
Water day March 22, International Earth day April
22, International Biodiversity day May 22,
International Environment day June 5, International
day for compact Desertification and Drought June 17,
International day for protecting the Ozone Layer
September 16, International day for Natural
Disasters Reduction October 13, Arab Environment day
October 14, National Environment day November 1.
10- Participating in workshops of the Syria
Engineers Union on environment and renewable
energies in Damascus.
11- Participating in the environmental research
conferences at the State Ministry of Environmental
12- Participating in the meetings of environmental
civil societies at the State Ministry of
The Society’s Projects:
The society carried out many projects with
small Grand Program (SGP) and UNDP as persistent
Organic Pollutants (POPs) and bio-gas.